Today's Sports

  • CFAG golf

     In the event May 19at Glen Dornoch, the game was a net and a gross on par 4s and par 5s and a net and two gross on the par 3s. 

    Winners at a 162 were Pete Scott, Joe Gallo, Sid Pennington and a player by draw. Second were Ron Doeblin, Arnie Northrop, Greg Jensen and a player by draw. Third were Mike Devereux, John Ducey, Von Hincher and Rich West.

  • Golfers: Watch out for snakes,...

     Golf has inherent dangers: back sprains, errant golf balls, clubs that fly out of sweaty hands, carts that can overturn on steep hillsides. 

    But on the Carolina Coast, other dangers lurk in the ponds, lakes, marshes and pine forests, and we need to be aware of them.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.



  • Cobia, here we come

     Derek Treffinger

    During the Memorial Day weekend, tourists and anglers alike flocked to the Brunswick beaches to have their first big vacation. While packing the beach chairs, sunscreen and coolers, they realize their favorite fishing rod isn’t packed up. Or will they even need it this year? The answer is yes.

  • South Columbus beats North...


    LELAND — The North Brunswick High School softball team swiftly advanced through the first two rounds of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs.

    Unfortunately for the Scorpions, Bailey Dyson and the South Columbus Stallions waited for them in the third round.

    South Columbus scored eight runs in the third inning on its way to a  17-4 victory over North on Tuesday, May 20.

  • Golf roundup

     Staff Report

    These are summaries sent to the Beacon by area golf leagues.



    The Beachcombers played a 1-2-3 tournament on Friday, May 16, at Crow Creek. The winners with a score of 120 (-27) were Bob Brownley, Sid Silvers, Bob Smith and Gary Gutheil. Second were Reggie Auten, Dennis Keane, Bill McDavit and Jim Ritter at 123. Low rounds: Silvers and Gutheil, 83; Keane, 84; and Scott McBean, 89. Net: Keane, 63; Gutheil, 64; Silvers, 67; Larry Cecil, 68; and McBean, 69. Keane is golfer of the week.


  • Conrad Broussard: Respected,...


  • Fishing conditions have been...

     By Derek Treffinger

    What a great first two weeks of May. Our waters have begun to warm up and so has the fishing. From near shore to the Gulf Stream, anglers are finally starting to bring back nice catches. Not to mention, the fishing conditions have been above average the past couple weeks.

    In these past few weeks, I have been fortunate enough to fish almost every good weather day we have been given by Mother Nature. Whether on a charter or fun fishing, I’ve been out there. From these trips, I can assure you the fish are hungry.

  • A surprise while fishing with...


    The waterways are already starting to get busy with weekend traffic. The next two weeks will be our last calm before the storm. Fishing season has been in full swing for several weeks, but summer vacation begins June 1. The waterway will be packed with joy riders, skiers and fishing boats commuting from one spot to another. It is time to tighten down the screws and get ready for the busy season.

  • C.B. Aycock ends West Brunswick’...

     PIKEVILLE —  C.B. Aycock beat West Brunswick 5-4 Saturday, May 17, in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association class 3A state baseball playoffs.

    Aycock (17-9) scored what proved to be the winning run on a bases-loaded walk on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

    West (13-12) was held to four hits in loss, the final game of Mike Alderson’s coaching career.

     “We played tough,” Alderson said. “It was a good game.”